One of the best big five safari destinations

The Kruger National Park is rightly renowned as one of the very best big five safari destinations in Africa. Around every corner sits a pride of lions, or a wandering elephant; the density of game here is out of this world. However, the Kruger National Park itself is also a haven for day trippers and can get extremely busy, so we would recommend the surrounding private concessions which benefit from the same heralded wildlife, but without the buzz of other tourists.

What makes the Kruger National Park extraordinary?

Extremely good wildlife viewing

Possibly one of the best places to find rhino in Africa, the Kruger is truly abundant with the big five. Aside from predators, elephant, buffalo and rhino, frequent other sightings include hippo, giraffe, crocodiles, kudu, zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck, warthog, hyena and wild dogs (to name a few). If you are seeking a safari to tick off the big five before exploring Cape Town, The Winelands and/or Victoria Falls then the Kruger will not disappoint.

Private reserves surrounding the Kruger

Singita Kruger National Park is found on the southeastern reaches of the Kruger National Park, on South Africa’s border with Mozambique. Situated on 33,000 acres, this exclusive concession is one of the most incredible territories in the park and is home to exquisite selections of flora and fauna in four different ecozones. This area is especially well-known for the remarkable concentration of the ‘Big 5’ and four particularly formidable prides of lions including a rare white lion.

Singita Kruger National Park’s mission is to create and maintain a balance between conservation, community development and ecotourism. The lodges, Singita Lebombo and Sweni, have been built with this ideal in mind and both integrate the ‘touch the earth lightly’ philosophy into every aspect of their daily operations.  It is our favourite Kruger private concession and well worth a visit for a luxurious and exciting safari.

Explore South Africa

A country with outstanding wildlife areas, the bright lights of cosmopolitan Cape Town, and the serenity of the nearby winelands, South Africa is perhaps the most diverse destination on the continent. A myriad of adventures awaits in this beautiful, fascinating and action-packed southern Africa country.